Nashville Religion Communicators Council Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple

Top Quote The Nashville Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) meets monthly to talk about topics of interest and hear from professionals in religious communications. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 18, 2019 - The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing and public relations. The Nashville Chapter meets monthly at rotating locations to learn about other faith traditions, learn from fellow communicators and gain professional development opportunities.

    The October meeting was held at the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple, where RCC members received a tour and heard about the practices of Hinduism and were even able to observe worship services in the sanctuary.

    According to the Sri Ganesha Temple website, “Sri Ganesha Temple was built to provide a place for cultural, educational, and spiritual activities related to Hinduism, to promote inter religious, social, and cultural understanding, and to support humanitarian causes.” The history of Hindus in Tennessee began when some of the new immigrants to Nashville realized that they were not returning to mother India, and thought about the need for a strong religious and cultural center that would promote their rich heritage, and expose their children to Hindu Culture.

    Sri Ganesha Temple was officially opened on April 14, 1985 with Sri Muthu Krishna Gurukkal as the first priest.

    “It’s always special when a faith tradition opens their doors to help others learn more about them,” says Julie Brinker, Communications Coordinator for the Nashville RCC and Director of Community Affairs for the Church of Scientology Nashville, “Prejudice cannot live when you understand your fellows, and understanding comes from looking for yourself.”

    The RCC has members from every faith group and walk of life including Baha’is, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, Sikhs, Hindus and more. The RCC, founded in 1929, is an association of communications professionals who work for and with a diverse group of faith-based organizations in the areas of communications, public relations, advertising and development.

    The RCC provides opportunities for communicators to learn from each other. Together, RCC members promote excellence in the communication of faith and values in the public arena. For more information about the Religion Communicators Council, visit

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